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    Thread: I told myself I would never own a diesel ever again...

    1. Member Dozier's Avatar
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      04-18-2011 06:38 PM #71
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      cleaned up some stuff today. I also put my timing belt cover on...im a little skittish about it. It seems as though alot of people are skittish about it because no one runs them.

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      04-25-2011 06:17 PM #72
      I like the timing cover on...it seems more complete that way. But it's your car dude. Looks great by the way.

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      04-25-2011 07:34 PM #73
      yea I definatly like it on to but the back bolt on my head is stripped out that mounts the timing belt cover. I put a corse thread bolt in it and it holds tight but it just make me nervous.

      I just dont want to be going 60mph down the road and a bolt back out or something and the cover rub my belt till it breaks without me knowing...

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      04-25-2011 07:37 PM #74
      Ahhh gotcha. Yeah...I'd go without it then. I was going to say before...if it's as annoying as a gas 8v with a metal cover, it's really just whether you wanna deal with it or not. Haha. It seems like it's just as annoying in a different way.

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      04-26-2011 12:01 AM #75
      as long as you keep the fuel lines and air intake bits away from the belt it shouldn't be a problem

      looks AWESOME! i love the way this thing is turning out
      turbo swap some time soon?

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      04-26-2011 07:06 AM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by ArsenicPants View Post
      looks AWESOME! i love the way this thing is turning out
      turbo swap some time soon?
      thanks.....I dont think Im going to put a turbo on it anytime soon unless I get it for really cheap or free. When I get back from Sowo I think Im going to tear the car down for a proper build. I hope everything goes as planned

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      04-26-2011 10:53 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
      yea I definatly like it on to but the back bolt on my head is stripped out that mounts the timing belt cover. I put a corse thread bolt in it and it holds tight but it just make me nervous.

      I just dont want to be going 60mph down the road and a bolt back out or something and the cover rub my belt till it breaks without me knowing...
      I'd be far more worried about something getting in with the timing belt cover OFF and catching down in the pulleys stripping off a bunch of teeth causing major damage. Running the belt cover on a diesel is peace of mind.
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      04-26-2011 12:27 PM #78
      thats understandable.. we will see maybe I can secure the cover some other way that would make me feel safe about it.

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      04-26-2011 03:04 PM #79
      Whichever way you go, you still have a sweet car.

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      04-26-2011 07:24 PM #80
      thanks man!

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      04-26-2011 10:26 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
      thanks man!

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      05-09-2011 03:50 PM #82
      cleaned up my interior a little...getting ready for sowo!

      p.s. I know there is a whole lota different blue in my car

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      05-09-2011 04:55 PM #83
      Still looks ok dude...at least a raccoon didn't chew off a corner of your dash like in mine. Haha

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      05-09-2011 08:39 PM #84
      also installed a more proper looking radio
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      05-20-2011 09:11 PM #85
      A picture when I was on the way to SoWo

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      05-20-2011 11:29 PM #86
      You should hang a smurf from the rearview.
      Once you go "clack", you never go back.

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      05-21-2011 07:10 AM #87
      Lookin' good.

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      05-21-2011 01:13 PM #88
      ****ing love that jetta....FLORIDA

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      05-21-2011 01:26 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
      cleaned up my interior a little...getting ready for sowo!

      p.s. I know there is a whole lota different blue in my car

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      what the hell for knee bar and ashtray and stuff is that, i've never seen one like that before
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      05-21-2011 03:23 PM #90
      It's ash Trey section is alittle different .
      That's a nice car man I love blue interior. And I love diesels .

      I just picked up a 2dr 2 months back but i still haven't put any money into it.
      I went in debt alittle just to buy it.
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      05-21-2011 03:29 PM #91
      Oh yea my 2dr isn't a diesel
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      05-21-2011 04:38 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by Dozier View Post
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      She looking really good!

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      05-21-2011 05:27 PM #93
      thanks eveyone...and yea that ash tray deal was to space it out so the light plug would still fit with the dealer installed a/c

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      05-21-2011 06:44 PM #94
      Can I ask what the is showing under the passenger side dash?
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      05-21-2011 06:52 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by bugflucker View Post
      Can I ask what the is showing under the passenger side dash?
      the dealer installed a/c

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      05-21-2011 06:57 PM #96
      Yea thought so.
      Dealer installed but not originally when the car was made.
      My 4door had the same thing .
      I ripped it out and striatend out the wiring.
      Are you going to remove it?
      Hope you haven't talked out it because j haven't read through your whole thread.
      Ofcourse it's warm where you live You might need ac
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      05-21-2011 09:17 PM #97
      ok thats why his center vents, ash tray, and right shelf look so weird
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      05-21-2011 10:18 PM #98
      yea I took it out...took the ash tray spacer out and everything...everything a/c is long gone. will post pictures soon.

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      05-22-2011 01:18 AM #99
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      cool. another common issue is blown headgaskets. if you experience excessive cooling system pressure or seemingly instantaneous overheating, you will need one. the 1.5's were known well for this issue because the early headgaskets were shiit.

      happy to help
      is there better headgaskets to use I have a blown HG now and only want to to do this one

      sorry not trying to hyjack

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      05-23-2011 06:14 PM #100
      use the stock head gasket with head studs. the problem with the early motors was the head bolts, they were smaller and i guess didn't have the proper clamping power, later engines had 12mm bolts instead of 11mm bolts. early 1.6s also have the same issue.
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      05-24-2011 04:18 PM #101
      A couple pictures from on the way back from the show. The car did great!



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      05-24-2011 06:27 PM #102
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      Maxxed out! LOL

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      05-24-2011 09:00 PM #103
      lol..yep it actually cruised at 80 with ease most of the way

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      06-20-2011 04:20 PM #104
      Installed my nardi wheel today. But now the wheel has a little play in it anyone have that happen before? It has about 1/8 play all the way around. Bearing?

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      thanks vwpieces for the hub

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      06-20-2011 04:25 PM #105
      looks great brotha! Yes sounds like the bearing just keep sliding it back in place and try the hose clamp trick

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